A Bucks County woman is suing the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, and its parent company, Trump Taj Mahal Inc., for injuries she allegedly sustained after being bitten by cimicidae, more commonly known as bed bugs, during a stay at the Atlantic City hotel.
filed the personal injury lawsuit May 4 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. An arbitration hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 5.
Leabman, who filed the complaint on behalf of client Mary Pat Smith, of Langhorne, is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus court costs and attorney fees, for each count filed; there were two in total.
According to the complaint, Smith was staying overnight Sept. 27, 2010, at the hotel, located at 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue in Atlantic City, N.J., when she was bitten by the “bed bugs.”
The bites caused Smith “great pain and suffering as well as a severe shock to her nerves and nervous system, all of which are serious and/or permanent injuries,” the complaint states.
Smith will require further medical care and treatment because of her injuries, the suit states.
The lawsuit accuses the defendants of failing to keep the hotel rooms clean and sanitary, failing to inspect the rooms, violating public health statutes, and failing to warn Smith and other guests of the infestation of cimicidaes in their hotel rooms.
The case number is 110500520.